Kaiser Kuo

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Kaiser Kuo in 2008

Kaiser Kuo (simplified Chinese: 广; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Guō Yíguǎng; born 1966) is a Chinese American freelance writer and rock musician living in Beijing. He is a former member of the rock band Tang Dynasty and has further enlivened contemporary Chinese music culture with the formation of another ethnically-oriented heavy metal rock group, Spring and Autumn (Chinese: ). Kaiser's musical involvement also involved playing bass for Dirty Deeds, an AC/DC cover band based in Beijing.

Kaiser currently works as director for international communications for Chinese search engine Baidu. He was previously a technology correspondent for Red Herring magazine, and also worked as director of digital strategy, China, for Ogilvy & Mather in Beijing. He writes a column "Ich bin ein Beijinger" for the English-language magazine The Beijinger.

In 2010, Kaiser started the Sinica show, a current affairs podcast based in Beijing that invites prominent China journalists and China-watchers to participate in uncensored discussions about Chinese political and economic affairs. Guests and co-hosts have included Gady Epstein, Mary Kay Magistad of Public Radio International, Tania Branigan of The Guardian, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker, Arthur Kroeber of Dragonomics, Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei and Bill Bishop, founder of CBS MarketWatch. Sinica is recorded at the Popup Chinese studios in Beijing and published through the site each Friday.

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